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El Naturalista Wakataua N433 Reviews

71 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

60%Rated 5 stars

16%Rated 4 stars

16%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

8%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

49% "Felt true to size"

74% "Felt true to width"

79% "Moderate arch support"

65 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/14/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

I am back for a second pair, this time in brown. My revised review is that the shoe quickly softens and adapts to normal size. It gets more comfortable with regular wear. I absolutley love them.

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6 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 5/18/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:4 stars!

I read good reviews of these shoes before I purchased them. I tried them on in the store, and they felt comfortable and fit well. But, walking for more than a block and the shoes feel hard, rigid and inflexible without support or cushioning. My feet are so sore that I cannot walk. I am very disappointed. I have El Nat boots which I love, but these are a waste.

Additional 51 Wakataua N433 El Naturalista Reviews

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3 people found this review helpful  

March 28, 2011

Barbara B

from Asheville, NC

These are the perfect shoe. First of all I have problem feet since I have bunions. Many things do not work as a result. These shoes work with my bunion, are simple and can work for both dress and casual. I wish Zappos carried them in black!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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3 people found this review helpful  

October 18, 2011

Anonymous

from Laguna Beach

I am an 8.5 in sandals and usually a 9 in shoes and boots. The 39 was too short and I know the 40 will be too long for how it is walking in the shoe (slipping). Nice, simple shoe with some understated elegance. Well made.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 29, 2012

Anonymous

from Covington, KY

Great shoes! Comfortable, good-looking, supportive, a perfect fit even on my skinny-heeled "duck feet." I want to order another pair but there seem to be no size 40s left at the moment. Eagerly waiting!

Brands I'd also recommend: Rieker, Josef Siebel, Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 8, 2011

Marcia

from Queens

These shoes are so comfortable! I love them and I cannot wait to wear them in September when I return to my classroom. They will definitely make my job easier running after kindergarteners.

Brands I'd also recommend: charles david

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2011

Anonymous

from Alabama

I wear these shoes almost every day because they are so comfortable. I'd buy more but they are a little pricey.

Brands I'd also recommend: dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 4, 2011

Happy S

from CA

I so wanted these shoes to work out the way other reviewers said. I hoped they would in fact soften. But by the end of one day wearing them around the house I realized I couldn't wait for them to soften, because I already had corns developing on 5 of my toes! These shoes need to get broken in by something other than my flesh. Back they go. Too bad. Very cute and casual and would be very comfortable too if the toe box had a little more height or the leather was a lot softer. If your toes are thin enough to fit in this toe box, you'll have a pair of shoes that will last you a long time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 8, 2011

Anonymous

 

Very comfortable shoe; however, I would order 1/2 size larger next time.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 15, 2011

Diana

from Portland, Oregon

So sad! I waited for my size and color to become available. I wear a 9 and ordered the 40, which is listed as 9.5-10. The bed of the foot fit great, width was great, the adjustable strap worked great. But my middle toe was tight against the top. Over time the leather might stretch, but that would look bumpy and my feet would probably be angry. Back to the wait list for unusual size up.

Brands I'd also recommend: Privo

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 4, 2011

Patty H

 

So absolutely loved the way these shoes fit, and as we were going to Europe, the reviews persuaded me to make the purchase. However, they rubbed the lop of my left foot and was very painful. I also go another rub point, so they are less forgiving than I thought. It was not a fit problem, just my foot. But definitely give them a try. They may be just right for your feet!

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 15, 2011

Anonymous

from Washington D.C.

I am disappointed. I was looking for a very comfortable pair for long walks and this is not it for me. The shoe is wide at the top, but if your second toe is longer than the first, it will hurt. If you are size 9 US, order size 40.

Brands I'd also recommend: gee wawa

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 18, 2012

Anonymous

from toronto

I read good reviews of these shoes before I purchased them. I tried them on in the store, and they felt comfortable and fit well. But, walking for more than a block and the shoes feel hard, rigid and inflexible without support or cushioning. My feet are so sore that I cannot walk. I am very disappointed. I have El Nat boots which I love, but these are a waste.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt wider than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 27, 2011

Diane z

from New Jersey

There is definitely something wrong with the fit of this shoe. For the price I paid for them, I would expect them to be comfortable. However, that is not the case. The first time I wore them I came home with blisters. And, it's not the size. They are big enough. I just don't think they are made correctly.

Overall Rated:1 stars!

Comfort Rated:1 stars!

Style Rated:1 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

October 30, 2012

Anonymous

from Berkeley, California

El Nauralista Wakataua is a fabulously comfortable shoe. I have flat feet and bunions, and a narrow heel, and this shoe accommodates all my needs. I can walk miles in these shoes, I highly recommend them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Gentle Souls, Think, Cydwoqs, Arche

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 20, 2012

Chris d

from United States

I love these shoes! First, they are very cute, look nice for casual and for work too. They are super comfortable -- I love the soles! If the price were lower, I'd buy a second pair.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Ithaca, NY

I love this shoe. Its an excellent fit, so comfortable for walking, working on my feet. It feels spacious without falling off, feels secure without being restricting. I love that it has a clean, simple appearance with attention to components and ergonomics.

Brands I'd also recommend: Dansko

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 3, 2012

Felice G

from Austin, tx

These are wonderful work shoes, they look almost like a flat, but I can run around all day and never fel it in my feet. Never a pinch, straight out of the box - a perfect shoe. Love this brand!!!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 25, 2012

Anonymous

from Lombard, Illinois

Really liked this shoe,and the quality is definitely there. The size felt about right, except for being too tight in the toe, and that is the only reason I had to return them.

Brands I'd also recommend: Born, Merrell, Joseph Seibel

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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1 person found this review helpful  

June 5, 2012

Carol

from southeast Michigan

It's a sweet little shoe, cute and very well made. I love the velcro-adjustable heel strap. I only wish it came in a wide width. I wear 9.5 wide, I got the 41 and it is tight and a bit too long. But I couldn't find anything else even close to it for sturdiness plus cuteness in a ventilated black flat, so I'm sticking with it.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

1 person found this review helpful  

May 8, 2012

Anonymous

from Oregon

These have a comfortable upper, but a strange sole. As though there is a ball of extra padding right under the knuckle of the big toe, where you do not need it. Why not put the extra padding in the arch? They look pretty frumpy on the foot in black, they might be much cuter in red. Back they goe.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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April 9, 2015

Tara A

from Columbia SC

Love these shoes. They are comfortable and cute. The color is a great blue which is hard to fine.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 28, 2015

Janet D

from Rock Hill, SC

These shoes are so comfortable! There is adequate toe room, the heel strap is adjustable and they needed no breaking in whatsoever. This is my third style of shoe from El Nauralista and they are all outstanding in comfort.

Brands I'd also recommend: Naot, Taos

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 26, 2015

Anonymous

from brooklyn, ny

These are hands-down the most comfortable summer shoe I've ever owned. I can wear them all day and be completely happy. I have high arches so many sandals just don't work for me, but these are like slippers. Plus I love that they have a closed toe, so I never have to worry if my pedicure is a little past due. I'm buying another pair just so I'm assured that I'm covered when the two pair I have now eventually kick the bucket. For a while I couldn't find them on Zappos and I was living in total dread of the day that my current ones gave out (which they will, soon enough, because I wear them every day from June-September).

Brands I'd also recommend: birkenstock

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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August 18, 2014

Joan E

from DC

Love this shoe! Have it in red and in blue and have worn the red pair almost every day since I got it. It's like a better looking Birkenstock! First ordered a size that correlated to 9.5/10 but it was too small. Figured what the heck and ordered the 41 which was larger than my usual size and remarkably it is not too big -- it's just right. Okay, but here's the rub on this shoe: the only thing the manufacturer (and Zappos) says you can clean it with (and it seems to smudge easily) is something called Eco-Cream, sold only by El Naturalista. Tried ordering from them but their software cannot see my address (a letter street) and keeps changing it to something else! It's the greatest downside...tho' I learned from Zappos that Planet Shoe gives the Eco-Cream with purchase of this brand of shoes. If I figure out how to get the cleaner, I'll post it. And if others figure out how to clean the shoes of smudges, please post.

Brands I'd also recommend: Ecco, Earth, Some Birkenstocks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 22, 2014

Mary

from Fort Mill, SC

Love, love, love these shoes! They have been on my feet almost everyday since I got them - a nice cross between a sandal and a shoe. Very comfortable without socks!! If you wear a 40 in a sandal, get the 41. I had to send the first pair back.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

 

June 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Front Range, Colorado

These shoes are the bomb. Super cute and comfortable. Perfect for the office in the summer or just hanging out enjoying life. This is my fourth pair of El Naturalista, comfortable, well made shoes.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen, Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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